The popularity of the original series and its many adaptations has lead to unlicensed and loosely-based versions, while some simply share similar themes. Siapa Takut Jatuh Cinta (2002, 2017), Meteor Shower (2009), Boys Before Friends (2013), and Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan (2014) are the best known examples.
- Hana Yori Dango (1993): an audio drama comprised of three parts. It was released between 1993 and 1994. Takuya Kimura starred as the voice of Rui Hanazawa.
- Hana Yori Dango (1995): a film released in August 1995. The film starred Yuki Uchida, Shosuke Tanihara, and Naohito Fujiki. It was the first live-action adaptation of Boys Over Flowers.
- Boys Over Flowers (1996): a fifty-one episode animated version that aired from September 1996 to August 1997. Maki Mochida and Naoki Miyashita were the voices of the series leads', Tsukushi and Tsukasa. It was followed by a short film in 1997.
- Hana Yori Dango (2005): the second live-action television adaptation of the manga. It starred Mao Inoue as Tsukushi, Jun Matsumoto as Tsukasa, and Shun Oguri as Rui. The drama aired for nine episodes from October to December 2005. Like Meteor Garden before it, Hana Yori Dango was successful and received high ratings.
- Hana Yori Dango Returns (2007): the sequel to 2005's Hana Yori Dango. Inoue, Matsumoto, Oguri, Shota Matsuda, and Tsuyoshi Abe returned from the previous series. It aired for eleven episodes from January to March 2007. The drama also had high ratings, peaking at 27.6% for the finale.
- Hana Yori Dango Final (2008): a film conclusion to Hana Yori Dango. The film premiered on June 28, 2008. It earned approximately 7.75 billion yen (US$83.5 million) at the Japanese box office. Inoue and Matsumoto again starred as Tsukushi and Tsukasa in the film.
- Hana Yori Dango: The Musical (2016): a musical adaptation of Boys Over Flowers was first announced in April 2015. The musical opened on January 5, 2016. It starred Ririka Kato as Tsukushi, Yuya Matsushita as Tsukasa, and Jin Shirasu as Rui.
- Meteor Garden (2001): made in Taiwan, the series was also the first television drama adaptation of Boys Over Flowers. The drama propelled Barbie Hsu, Jerry Yan, Vic Chou, Vanness Wu, and Ken Chu into super stardom, compelling the four male leads to form the idol band, F4, now known as JVKV. It was a huge success and gained a fanbase in several countries throughout Asia.
- Meteor Rain (2001): a four-episode follow-up to Meteor Garden. Each episode of the series follows a different F4 member, except Vic Chou, who was busy filming something else. It aired in late 2001, shortly after the end of Meteor Garden. Peien Chien, Aisa Senda, and Mai Sato guest starred in the series.
- Meteor Garden II (2002): the sequel to Meteor Garden. Unlike its predecessor, the sequel is only partially based on Boys Over Flowers. It aired on CTS in 2002. The lead cast was joined by Michelle Saram, who played a rival to Barbie Hsu's Shan Cai.
- Boys Over Flowers (2009): a Korean live-action television version of Boys Over Flowers. The drama aired from January to March 2009 for twenty-five episodes. It starred Ku Hye-sun, Lee Min-ho, Kim Hyun-joong, Kim Bum, and Kim Joon.
- Boys Over Flowers: The Musical (2017): a Korean adaptation of the Japanese musical. Yumi Suzuki, who directed the original, traveled to South Korea to direct the new version. The musical premiered on February 24, 2017 in Seoul. It featured a large cast of high-profile stars, such as Min, J-Min, Lee Chang-sub, Ken, and Lee Sung-min.
- Meteor Garden (2018): a reboot of Meteor Garden premiered on July 9, 2018. It stars Shen Yue, Dylan Wang, Darren Chen, Connor Leong, and Caesar Wu.
Unlicensed and loosely-based
- Note: the following television series are not official adaptations, but resemble Boys Over Flowers enough to be considered either unlicensed/unauthorized or loosely-based.
- Siapa Takut Jatuh Cinta (2002): an Indonesian drama that aired in 2002. Early on, the series was accused by fans and the media of plagiarizing Meteor Garden. Several other Indonesian series have similarly been accused of copying the Japanese and Korean adaptations.
- Meteor Shower (2009): an unlicensed Chinese adaptation that aired August 2009. The series' creators have since stated that Meteor Shower is an "original work" and is only inspired by the manga. It was followed by a second season in August 2010, and was later adapted into an animated series and a manhua.
- Boys Before Friends (2013): a web, loosely-based American version of Boys Over Flowers. The production was plagued with constant casting changes and concluded after six episodes.
- Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan (2014): an Indian youth soap that was adapted from the Korean drama, Boys Over Flowers. The series ended on December 31, 2015 with over three-hundred episodes.
- Siapa Takut Jatuh Cinta Reborn (2017): a remake of the 2002 Indonesian series. The project was first announced in mid-2017, before premiering on November 13, 2017 on SCTV.
- Note: the following television series are not considered adaptations in any capacity, but have been remarked by fans as similar to the original manga or any of its adaptations.
- Inikah Cinta? (2006): a thirty-three episode soap opera possibly adapted from Hana Yori Dango.
- Cinta Bersemi di Putih Abu-Abu: The Series (2012): a thirty-four episode series that resembles the Korean drama adaption.
- Güneşi Beklerken (2013): a Turkish soap that aired for fifty-four episodes from July 2013 to July 2014. Like Boys Over Flowers, the series features a strong female lead that stands up to two rich boys.
- Moon River (2015): a Taiwanese drama based on a popular novel that shares a similar premise with Boys Over Flowers. It follows transfer student, Ming Xiao Si, and her run-ins with the school's exclusive clique, the "Elite Union".